Performance characteristics of ccd's for the acis experiment

Gordon P. Garmire, John Nousek, David Burrows, George Ricker, Mark Bautz, John Doty, Stewart Collins, James Janesick, Robert W. Mountain, Barry E. Burke

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Abstract

The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) will use two arrays of CCD's to provide X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. Spectroscopy at medium resolution with the imaging array is accomplished by pulse height analysis of each X-ray interaction, while for high spectral resolution, an objective grating disperses the spectrum across a linear array of CCD's to provide a dispersed spectrum where the wavelength resolution is determined by the telescope imaging properties. Performance data for CCD's manufactured by Texas Instruments, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Ford Aerospace Corp. will be presented. Plans for future CCD enhancements will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume982
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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